Open Knowledge: Rethinking opportunities, costs and barriers

Date: Friday 23 October 2015
Time: 12:00 to 13:30
Venue: IDS Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies

By Kelly Shephard (Head of OKDS)

Dr Evangelia Berdou is a Research Fellow working at the interface of information communication technologies and development.

After obtaining a PhD in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science she spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at SPRU – Science Technology Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex, where she developed her expertise in policy, innovation and governance. Her interest in problem-solving research has led her to read widely in sociology, theories of technological innovation, organisational learning and development.

Her work focuses on the advantages and limitations of distributed forms of problem-solving and coordination for individual and collective action benefitting human development and crisis response, methodological innovations involving the use of new sources of information, and the implications of ICTs for the lives and livelihoods of the poor.

Her latest work seeks to develop vocabularies and practices to bridge the divides between the research, development and technology practitioner communities. She has received grants from the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID). Her work has been published in the form of books, peer-reviewed conference papers and reports.

An archive of the live-streamed seminar is below: